Press Release: Wallace To Anchor "Downtown Rockwood"

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Wallace, a non-profit community health center providing affordable, quality care to East Multnomah County, announced plans to open their new headquarters in Downtown Rockwood. 

Downtown Rockwood, formerly known as Rockwood Rising, is Gresham’s newest community empowerment project, which is centered around economic revitalization and focused on workforce training and skills building. Downtown Rockwood is located at 18535 SE Stark Street adjacent to the Rockwood/East 188th Avenue MAX stop. 

A Federally Qualified Health Center offering primary medical, dental, and behavioral services, Wallace has been helping adults and kids overcome barriers to good health for more than 35 years: “Our mission is to be ‘health home base’ for our patients, a place where they can find a full array of services in a safe and welcoming environment,” says Wallace CEO, Lisa Cline. 

Critical medical, dental, and behavioral health services as well as a variety of health-promoting services will be available in one convenient location to residents and visitors of Downtown Rockwood. “If you’re a Wallace patient you’ll be able to bring your baby for a Well Child check, get your teeth cleaned, sign up for health insurance, talk with a counselor, fill a prescription and take a cooking class—all in one place and in your own language,” Cline explains. “Your entire care team will work with you to connect all of the dots, and our new location will make it even easier.” 

Wallace’s headquarters will take up approximately 20,600 square feet in the office building currently under construction. They join an impressive group of community development-minded organizations including Oregon Tradeswomen, WorkSource Oregon, La Villa Grill, Mount Hood Community College Small Business Development Center, and Little Wings Academy. 

Construction of the main building is scheduled for completion by July 2020. Wallace is expected to open by Q4 2020. 

About Central Bethany: A fully integrated real estate development, management, and construction company based in Portland, Oregon, Central Bethany specializes in mixed-use, master-planned community development projects. Central Bethany is the managing group for RKm Development and Central Bethany Construction. 

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